Gearing up for guests
- Do you have guests coming to stay?
- Do you want to create a permanent or occasional guest room?
- Do you want to create an Airbnb spare room to rent out?
We have superb storage solutions for every sized room for every
occasion, so your friends, relatives and guests always feel
How to create a permanent Guest Room
Whether you've got a mate staying over or you're trying to impress your
gran, you'll want to make them feel comfortable.
So here's our basic guest room checklist...
- Bedside cabinet / table
- Bedside light
- Clothes rail
- Chest of drawers
- Luggage rack
A guest room bedside table or bedside cabinet.
It helps them feel right at home... just add a bedside light, fresh
flowers... and give them enough room on top for a glass of water,
plus their mobile – and alarm clock if they're a heavy sleeper. A
drawer cabinet also gives them room to store clothes.
Try our traditional Mobel
and La Roque
designs, our simplistic modern Cubes,
our retro 50's style
Side Table or our Retro
Shop all our Bedside Cabinets.
Top Tip: Have an easily accessible
extension lead, so they can charge their mobile or tablet
No socket? No worries.
Try our cordless rechargeable battery powered lamps. Our Light To Go lasts up to 14 hours, while our
ANI Lamp lasts up to 16 hours – and you can
just touch it to switch it on, or turn it off.
To give them more room, try our chests of
drawers. Our Montpellier version
matches the bedside table; our New York Loft option oozes style;
and our novel 3-Drawer Storage Chest has the shape of a travel
trunk. If they need lots of hanging space, try our zip-up Canvas
Top Tip: Make your guest room more
welcoming: line your drawers with scented paper or even with
anti-moth drawer liners to deter hungry eaters!
Where's ya bin?
It's the little things that make all the difference. So remember to
give your guests a bin: our Seagrass Wastepaper Bin is a
traditional woven design, while our squeezed elliptical Skinny Bin
helps you save space.
I rest my case
It's so easy to forget, but every guest needs a place for their
case. Our wood and webbing Suitcase/ Luggage Rack is strong,
portable and foldable, so you can store it flat when not in
All-in-one spare room storage solutions
Our Freestanding Scandi Clothes Storage Rack has 1
full-width, full-length hanging rail, plus 1 extra half-width,
...or try this A-frame Slimline Coat Stand with Shelf.
For a more elegant, classic look, our Wooden Clothes Valet Stand is beautifully made
from bamboo. Guests can just lay out their trousers, shirt and
jacket for the morning. Plus, there's a handy tray for jewellery,
watch, cufflinks, coins and keys.
How to create an occasional Guest Room
If you want to use your spare room most of the time for extra
storage – and occasionally as a guest room, then we've clever
options to maximise every inch of space when welcoming guests.
Foldable guest storage
To save space, try our Oak Butlers Side Table as a bedside table: it
folds flat for easy storage.
Our Pack of 5 Velvet Coat Hangers are softly
covered to be kind to clothes and for £6 they're kind on your
pocket: that's just £1.20 a hanger. Slimline to save space, they've
an extra hook, so your clothes can hang on the hangers, one under
If you're using your spare
room for storage, you can now move your stuff out hassle-free when
your guest moves in. Our Portable Double Clothes Rail and Elfa In-Wardrobe are wheel-in-wheel-out
Plus, they're so easy to add to...
Add some space-saving hanging storage
You've no need to buy a chest of drawers: our Hanging Organiser
with Drawer hangs from any rail.
Elfa: the swap in/ swap out solution for a spare room/
The Elfa system is perfect for guest rooms as it's modular. So you
can rejig it any time. Just screw the top bar in and click in the
guest storage off it. When they're gone, you can reconfigure it
back into an office, craft room or storage room etc.
Try our Elfa Hanging Starter Kits for your guests
Maximise every inch of space
Alcoves are opportunities: just put a rail across them and add
hanging storage. Rails can be easily cut to any size and come in
five set lengths from 45-180cm.
How do I store more clothes on my wall or
Our Over Door Flip Valet Hook and Clothes Valet Hanger can be wall/door mounted
to hold guest hangers. Plus, both designs fold discretely flat
See our over-the-door storage blog for more options including hooks for guest towels and coats etc.
Sleep on it
Think about storage within or under the bed. Bed bases can have
pull-out drawers, or be lifted up ottoman-style to reveal the bed's
full footprint for storing guest bedding, out-of-season clothes
Or buy a folding bed, sofabed or a hidden away guest bed that can
slide out from underneath yours.
Our underbed storage in Willow, Fibreboard and Hessian are great ways to store your things
even when your guest is staying.
Plus, our 3x XXL-sized Under-Bed Boxes swallow 60 litres of
With our vacuum storage you can shrink your
out-of-season clothes, blankets, duvet and pillows to a fraction of
their normal size to store under the guest bed.
Choose 108L, 145L, 165L, 180L, 190L and 210L sizes.
So go on, give your guests the warmest welcome.
Everything shown above is part of our Spare Room and Guest
Room Storage Collection.
Want something specific that you can't see? Just call our